IRIS News

2021 Jun 11th

UNAVCO and IRIS Joining Forces for Advancing Geophysics

Beginning in 2019, UNAVCO and IRIS began discussions focused on how both organizations can collectively work together to further advance geophysics support for the community. Continue Reading

2021 Jul 21st

IRIS Releases PIQQA, A New Software Tool for Producing Quick Data Quality Reports

The PI’s Quick Quality Assessment (PIQQA) is a new software tool for producing quick data quality reports using MUSTANG-generated metrics. Continue Reading

2021 Jun 24th

Update on the SAGE MT Facility - New Instruments, Software Resources, and Training Opportunities

IRIS is pleased to provide an update on the acquisition of portable magnetotelluric (MT) instruments and our ongoing development of new resources for MT Principal Investigators. Continue Reading

2021 Jun 11th

IRIS and UNAVCO Response to the NSF Dear Colleague Letter on the Timeline for SAGE and GAGE Re-competition

The staff and Boards of IRIS and UNAVCO are inspired by the National Science Foundation’s vision of a transformed facility for geophysics support and its decision to pursue an extended process for the next geophysical facility. Continue Reading

2021 Jun 1st

Tim Ahern, Director of Data Services-Emeritus, Receives SSA’s 2021 Frank Press Public Service Award

The Seismological Society of America has selected Tim Ahern, Director of Data Services-Emeritus, as its recipient of the 2021 Frank Press Public Service Award. Tim is recognized for his collaborative, open-data approach to observational seismology worldwide that has improved hazard assessment and increased public safety in at-risk communities. Continue Reading

2021 May 28th

IRIS data used to win Gold Medal in Science Fair!

Student project "The Silence of Canadian Cities: Seismic Impact of Lockdowns" wins Gold Medal at Science Fair! Continue Reading

2021 May 8th

IRIS Celebrates Its 37th Anniversary

May 8 is the 37th anniversary of the incorporation of IRIS. During this time, there have been many tremendous accomplishments. Continue Reading

2021 May 3rd

Alaska Transportable Array Enters Final Phase

The Transportable Array team plans to remove the remaining Alaska TA stations this summer during the 2021 field season following a postponement due to local, state, and federal travel restrictions in response to the pandemic and with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Continue Reading

2021 Apr 23rd

Release of the new IRIS mars-event Service for Accessing the Seismic Event Catalog from the InSight Mission to Mars

We are proud to announce the release of the mars-event web service, an implementation of the FDSN-event specification adapted for Martian seismic events known as marsquakes. Continue Reading

2021 Apr 22nd

IRIS Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Working Group Seeks Community Feedback

The IRIS JEDI working group is tasked to develop a draft IRIS Anti-Racism action plan, solicit and incorporate community feedback, implement actions, and report on progress for accountability. This action plan is a living document; feedback on the current document and suggestions of additional actions are encouraged and will be incorporated into ongoing activities. Continue Reading

2021 Apr 20th

Read the Spring 2021 Issue of the IRIS Data Services Newsletter

The newsletter highlights IRIS Data Services products and services. Continue Reading

2021 Mar 29th

Provide Your Input: Metadata for Legacy Seismic Data Survey

Please take a survey to provide your perspective as to which elements should be Required, Recommended, Optional, or Not Included in metadata for legacy seismic data. Continue Reading

2021 Mar 15th

IRIS to Host FREE “Seismology Skill Building Workshop for Undergraduates” This Summer

The Seismology Skill Building Workshop for Undergraduates is a FREE, not-for-credit workshop open to all undergraduate students or recent graduates who will be starting graduate school in the fall of 2021. Continue Reading

2021 Jan 21st

Follow-Up RFI: Final Call for Expressions of Interest from IRIS and UNAVCO Member Institutions for Hosting Future Geophysical Facilities

Much has transpired since the original Request for Information was issued in summer 2020, therefore we decided to publish this follow-up RFI. Continue Reading

2021 Jan 19th

Two Former IRIS Board of Directors Members Awarded Medals by the Royal Astronomical Society

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) honored seismologists Thorne Lay and Emily Brodsky, both professors at the University of California, Santa Cruz, for their research contributions in geophysics. Continue Reading

2020 Dec 3rd

IRIS Data Services Winter Newsletter

Find out what's happening at the IRIS DMC in the Winter Newsletter! Continue Reading

2020 Dec 1st

2020 Board of Directors Election Results

The IRIS Consortium is very pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Board of Directors election. Continue Reading

2020 Nov 19th

IRIS Releases “Rapid Response Science and Instrumentation: A Community White Paper”

This white paper on rapid response science, capabilities, and instrumentation was assembled from community feedback gathered by IRIS over the past two years. Continue Reading

2020 Nov 19th

IRIS Congratulates Seismology Community Members Awarded AGU Honors

IRIS is pleased to recognize a number of seismology community members honored by the American Geophysical Union for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Earth and space sciences. Continue Reading

2020 Nov 17th

IRIS Announces 2020 Slate of Candidates for Board of Directors

The IRIS Nominations Committee has announced the slate of candidates to fill several positions on the Board of Directors. Information about the candidates and the upcoming Annual Membership Meeting of the IRIS Consortium is available here. Continue Reading

2020 Sep 23rd

Request for Proposals - IRIS MT Software Development - Due October 20, 2020

Proposals to develop new software resources for the SAGE facility magnetotelluric (MT) program, managed by IRIS, should be submitted by October 20, 2020. Continue Reading

2020 Sep 18th

Alaska Transportable Array Station Affiliation Changes

Due to local, state, and federal travel restrictions in response to the pandemic and with the support of the National Science Foundation, IRIS postponed removal of most of the Alaska Transportable Array stations to the 2021 field season. Continue Reading

2020 Sep 1st

Nominations Sought for IRIS Board of Directors

Member Representatives are encouraged to contact the Nominations Committee to nominate candidates for the open positions (three Director positions, each with a term of three years). Continue Reading

2020 Aug 17th

World Series of Earthquakes

IRIS's World Series addresses regional tectonic forces and resulting recent and historic earthquakes around the world (ex. Japan, Alaska, Peru-Chile, Central America, Mexico, Pacific Northwest). Continue Reading

2020 Aug 5th

Register by August 16 - GAGE/SAGE Virtual Special Interest Group Meetings

Several of the Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings planned as part of the 2020 in-person GAGE/SAGE workshop are more timely this year so that important community feedback can be gathered to inform shorter-term activities. Continue Reading